These terms are often thrown around when describing particularly people. I especially hear it in the dating world. “I’m looking for an open-minded person.” I found myself stewing on this today. What’s the difference?
My friend Chris penned a post similar to this a few years ago.
His idea of liking things as a default is essentially the difference between open vs. close minded people. Closed-minded people’s default is to be negative and suspicious of new things. Open-minded people are open to new things and new ideas but make their judgement after they’ve experienced them. Its OK to hate something. But you need to try it first. And maybe try it again.